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HOUSE OF LORDS.-FRIDAY. Lord Butfi-ouii gave jijiice that on an early day next session he will tali attention to the effect of free trade < n the industry and commerce of the country, and move a resolution. The Duke of Conuanght's Edtubli&luneiit Bill was read a second time, and some other bills) were advanced a stage. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—FUIDAY. Oil {he motion of Mr Rathbone, a return was ord-,j: r d cf the schemes approved by her Majesty under the Endo wed Schools Acts in which provision is made for extending to girls the benefits of the endowment. lir Rylands gave notice that early next session he will move for a declaration of the opinion of th j 'louse that all future treaties of guarantees ought to be. submitted to Parliament "before being rati iisd. Mr Fawcett gave notice that before the mor^y i? voted for the supplementary estimates he wilt nove that, in the opinion of the House, before the agreement between the Porte and her Maje-ty'w Government as to the reforms to be introduced into ths administration of Asia Minor id finally concluded, Parliament shall have an opportunity of Depressing, its opinion on such reforms. The adjrmrned debate on the Marquis of Hartingto/f. resolution was resumed by Lord Eleho. HOUSS OF LORDS. —MONDAY. The Wallisey tramways bill was read a third time and paste l. The Reyal marriage bill passed through com-nitt^c. Earl North brook presented a petition from the inhabitants of Calcutta and its vicinity on the object of the recent increase of taxation, and uf the military and public works ex- penditLirs iu India, TÜ" noble lord did not think it would be advisable to make any reduction in the Indian a fray at present, but he urged the necessity of re forma in the local government of the Country, and the limitation of taxation at the lie. opportunity. Ho was also of opin- ion that the Ilidiaa G'GVcrilinSIiv »liGUid hold their hands in the matter of public works. Lord Cranbrook. aaid the Home Govern- tn wore anxious to deal fairly with the people of India. The house, after debate, agreed to a motiou 0:1 the part of Lord Northbrook for paper >. The tenant-right (Ireland) bill, which had come up from the Commons for second reading, was rejected on a division. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—Mo\DAv. Mr J. Holms gave notice that next session he will move to bilng in a bill to shorten the duration Of Parliament. Mr Bonrke, in reply to Mr Deni- son, said thaj.the Russian expedition to the south of the Qxua, threatening the town of Balkh in Affghan territory, was engaging the attention of Ahe Government; and the Chancellor of the Ex- chequer, replying to Mr Childers, stated what would be the probable course of public business during the week. Mr Gorst, on the motion for going into Oonimit&ee of Supply, raised a»debate with reference to the execution of a native of Tanna, for in.icrv on board H.M.S. Beagle. The hon. member rao* ci a petition praying that in- structions be scut to the commanding officers of British wv.rshipt. detining and regulating their authority to pat aliens to death for murder. As instructions to this effect had already been issued, the motion was negatived without a division. Supply was readied after some discussion with releronce to the lai;¡ involved in Indian exchanges and the administration of *the law in the Straits Settlements HOU3E OF LORDS.—TUESDAY. Several measures were formally advanced a stage. A conversation on the recent mobilisation of the Reserves was originated by Lord Camperdown, who it GoYoiiiiiionr cuuld give any informa- tion as to the number of men who had lost their civil employment in consequence of being called upon to join the Army. Lord Bury said that such information could not be obtained at present. The total number of men who responded to the call was, his lordship added, 9,318, of whom 3,321 Were employed in trade and 4,801 as labourers, the Others being letter-carriers, porters, policemen, &c. Lord Bury added that the Secretary of State for War had it in contemplation to .send a circular letter to employee of labour, urging the re-engage- ment of these men. The Duke roE Cambridge eulogised the appearance of the Reserves; and other peers joined in the wish that the men might be speedily reinstated in their old position; the Duke of Buecleuch, however, tainted out that this would be somewhat difift .•!•!? who had in the meantime engaged pivs who were also worthy of trust. HOUSE OF COMMONS.—TUESDAY. The Chancellor of the Exchequer made, in Com- mittee of Ways and Sloans, an important financial statement. the right hou. gentleman said that when he laid his annual proposals before Parlia- ment,' he thought the supplementary estimates, which it was then'-evident must be provided for, would not exceed a million or a million and a half. Instead of that, tlio estimates which had been placed before the House, together with the sum V>ted for the transports of the troops from India and the cost of the Oaffre war, showed a deficit of £ 3,767,895, which was increased to. £ 6,517,000 by the charges of the unredeemed Exchequer Bonds issued last year. In his original statement he es- timated a surplus of JE2,210,000 as the excess of revenue over the expenditure of the current year, and this reduced the actual deficit to £ 1,307,000. With regard to the vote of credit of six millions, the Chancellor of the Exchequer proceeded to ex- plain that only three and a half millions were actually spent when the period over which the vote r-vter. expired. Since then, however, there had been expended on the naval and mili- tary service* enormous sums, which in the aggre- gate exceeded the six millions by £ 427,000. Com- fiig to the: question of how the already-announced deficit of £ 1,307,^00 was to be met, Sir Stafford Northcoce said he did not think it would be ne- cesflary to resort to additional taxation. To sup- ply the requirements of the present year he pro- Sosed to issue Exchequer Bonds to the amount of 2.000,000, the repayment of which would be spread over the next three years. It was never intended by the Government, he added, that the whole burden shou'.d fall upon the present year. The right hon. gentleman concluded by saying th<d; i,a qnw no special reason for the gloomy ap- prehensions which had been entertained as to a fa tun"' oil in the revenue. The proposals of the Government were .severely criticised by Mr. Child- ■ers, Mr. Gladstone, and Mr. Holms. Mr. Glad- stone energetically protested against the way in which the Ministry were sapping the principle of Government responsibility and Parliamentary control over expenditure. The Government had adopted tv wholly delusive system of finance. It Was a mere empLy phrase to talk of spreading ex- fienditure. already incurred, over several years, or at the pivments must be made, either in prin- cipal or interest it -must be added to the debt obli- gations of the ronntrv. The only sound policy ■was to kt>t-r> the expenditure of the year within its vavs and means. The Chancellor of the Ex- .ChequcprepHed to these strictures, and said he relieved that the probable charges on account of Cyprus had beai greatly exaggerated. After furtljgfr unfavourable criticism, the resolution .aea£nIg the Excheqn er Bonds was agreed to. Re to Mr. E. Jenkins and Mx. Cowen, the •Chancellor of the Exchequer denied that the Turkish Convention was a sham one and repeated that, after the fir-t expenditure the revenue of the island would probably cover the cost of adminis- tration. The business of the House of Commons Was interrupted by an extraordinary scene. It arose from the disorderly conduct of Major O'Gorman, who 7.*ua ca. led to order by the Speaker. The member persistently defied the authority of the chair, and afterwards left the House. Upon the vr mu-ition oichc Chancellor of the Exchequer, a resolution that he ehojild be required to with- draw, for disrespectful coudBct, was adopted.



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